The Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk Stout | The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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The Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk StoutThe Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk Stout
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Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States | website

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditional Milk Stout with additions of milk sugar for added sweetness. We then add cocoa powder and melted belgian chocolate in the boil and "dry spiced" with an organic coconut flakes after fermentation.

22 IBUs

Added by nrbw23 on 02-09-2012

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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 177
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Photo of Swettenham_Shire
3.11/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Big coconut fan, but I expected more from this beer. Not sure why Brew Kettle decided to bottle it.

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Photo of Jpinoniemi
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryno3031
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kaiyote
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of priceisalright
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This stout is so incredibly smooth. It is very creamy while still being very light in it's flavor, with very little bitterness. It has none of the oakey/smokey flavor that's common in many dark beers, which really appeals to me but I know others will miss. The chocolate flavor isn't overbearing or too sweet like I've experienced with other stouts. The coconut flavor is very present at the end of the drink, but is really well balanced. Overall, it is a very enjoyable easy drinking beer.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As far as milk/sweet stouts are concerned it's on it's game. Not real thick and you don't have to eat this one. Although it reminds me of a mounds bar. One and done for me but I liked it.

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Photo of BGSteveU
4.64/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of jminch
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into shaker pint

A: very dark in appearance pretty decent creamy off white head good retention on the glass and lacing


S: This beer smells like dark chocolate and roast coffee has a little bit of an oatmeal taste too


T: Very chocolatey with coffee not as sweet as you expect slight off flavor at the end water maybe 


M: fairly thin but that's par for the course with a milk stout 

O: really liked the tastes on this one for a milk stout it was not bad it was a little thin but overall it was good and not too sweet on the finish. I'd drink this again if I ran across it

Updated: Bottle poured into glass 4-17-15
The coconut explodes in this wow and chocolate for miles as far as coconut this is the most coconut forward beer I've had

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the brewpub and it was so good I lugged a growler back 600 miles to NYC.

64oz Hill Farmstead growler into a Southampton oversize snifter... to really enjoy the aroma.

Pours a 1 finger light coffee head with poor retention. Beer is opaque black and full of carbonation. Lacing is spotty with little cling but decent legs.

Nose is coffee, roasted malt, milk chocolate, lactose, fudge, and mild coconut. Real sweet and rich but at the same time light and refreshing. Very nice.

Opens sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and coca cola. Mild vanilla, lactose, and coconut towards the middle. More lactose and sweet coffee at the end. Nutty finish with some sweet, roasted coconut in the aftertaste. Incredible. I don't think I've had better.

Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Bubbly in the mouth but smooths out as it warms and going down. Sticky finish with a lingering aftertaste. Perfect.

One thing to note is that this is mis-categorized as an imperial stout. It clocks in at 4.6% and is just a regular milk stout. Judging from that category, this is the runaway winner in that style. Just an incredible beer with such complexity and flavor and at the same time, such drinkability. Wish I could have this all the time.

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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robgage
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lanstrum
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of WSDUDE
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wellsnb
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BOCKTAGON
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jds16
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewUSA
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Austinmschauer
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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